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Unprecedented hail-fall on Santorini and Paros (videos)

Unprecedented hail fall hit the island of Santorini on Thursday which locals describe “as if stones were falling from the sky.”  The heavy hail- and rain-storm damaged vehicles and agriculture and temperature on the popular summer destination plunged to 1 degree Celsius. The storm also rendered the runway of the …

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Cyclades Chamber calls on Gov’t to add Syros, Naxos & Paros on priority vaccination list

The Cyclades Chamber of Commerce has called on the government to add three big Cyclades islands with population over 15,000 that is Syros, Naxos and Paros to its priority list for Covid-free islands. In a letter to Health Minister, the CCC welcomed reports conveying the government’s intention to vaccinate low-population …

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Extraordinary restrictions for Paros and Antiparos against coronavirus

Greece’s Civil Protection announced a series of extraordinary restrictions for the Cyclades islands of Paros and Antiparos on Friday in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The restrictions are similar to ones imposed on the island of Poros in the Saronic Gulf beginning of the month. According to …

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Dormition of Virgin Mary: Panagia Pilgrimages in Greece on 15. August

Bells have been ringing cheerfully this Thursday morning and the faithful have been flocking to the churches and chapels dedicated to the Virgin Mary on the day that is considered as the “Easter of the Summer.” The Dormition of Panagia to Heaven or simply Dekapentaygoustos – 15. August – is …

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“Routes in Marpissa” Culture Festival on Paros, Aug 24-26 2018

For the 9th consecutive year the three-day culture festival “Routes in Marpissa” will be held on the island of Paros, in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean Sea. The festival takes place in the traditional settlement of Marpissa in August 24th, 25th and 26th 2018. The festival focuses on …

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Four Cyclades islands to be electrified with underwater cable from Attica

Four of the largest islands of the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea will be supplied with power via an underwater cable as of next month. This connection will put an end to environmental polluting units of the Greek Public Power Corporation [PPC. DEH],” the state broadcaster ERT said in …

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Despotiko: Ancient restaurant for ritual meals discovered in Apollo sanctuary

The small island of Despotiko although uninhabited repletes with archaeological treasures of priceless worth and great importance. Recent excavations revealed an ancient restaurant for ritual meals, right next to the temple devoted to ancient Greek god Apollo. The first ancient restaurant of the Aegean is on Depsotiko, southwest from the …

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Court gives life sentence to Pakistani who brutally attacked teenager girl in Paros

A Greek court sentenced the Pakistani who brutally attacked a teenager girl on the island of Paros with life sentence and additionally 25 years imprisonment.  The attack and sexual abuse of 15-year-old Myrto took place in 2012, when the girl had gone for a walk at the beach. The unconscious  …

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Paros: Terrorists Behind Fatal Bank Robbery?

An interesting development has been recorded in what  initially seemed a plaincriminal bank robbery. A DNA test from a sample found at the crime scene turned out to match the DNA of an alleged terrorist on the run.  The genetics material belongs to Anastasios Theofilou, 29, and police investigates whether …

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Racist Attacks Increase: Iraqi Stabbed to Death in Athens

A 19-year-old Iraqi immigrant died in the hospital after he was stabbed with knives by five unknown assailants riding on motorcycles. The attack took place late Saturday night in the centre of Athens. The assailants had earlier targeted two other foreigners, one from Romania and one from Morocco who managed to escape. Greek …

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